Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for June 27, 2013


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    jnik23260  over 5 years ago

    But it was legal for Cheney to shoot his hunting partner!

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    pumaman  over 5 years ago

    And the only way to possibly stop the monkey is to shoot it. Obviously!

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    briannomi Premium Member over 5 years ago

    Not sure the point Ruben is making in this strip. Is it a (somewhat lame) way of saying that it is always wrong to torture terrorists?

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    wonderer  over 5 years ago

    briannomi, the point as i see it is that torture doesnt work. the terr’ist can just tell you anything till the ticking time bomb blows up. the arguments tricky dick cheney makes is just as false, (and lame), as the other arguments presented here.

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    martinschwabacherweb  over 5 years ago

    I’m not sure what his point is, but it might be that wholesale legalization of atrocities in anticipation of highly implausible and at most extremely rare events is silly.

    The way I see it, even in any of those scenarios there’s no reason to legalize it. If a nuclear bomb was about to go off and I could stop it by killing someone I wouldn’t let some law stop me. If it’s really that urgent, and you’re really sure it’s necessary, break the law. If it’s not important enough to risk breaking a law, it’s not important enough to torture or kill someone. All legalizing torture does is enable it in non-urgent situations — exactly when it should be forbidden.

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    Fourcrows  over 5 years ago

    Not sure if you’re serious or not, but FYI – Thursday’s are for “Classic TTDB” – this was written when Cheney was in power. Tune in tomorrow for something more up to date.

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    jpozenel  over 5 years ago

    How times have changed!

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    Malcolm Hall  over 5 years ago

    I think Barack and Eric are turning into a pretty good comedy duo.

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    Ushindi, best-selling award-winning author & actor Premium Member over 5 years ago

    In answer to your question, I would choose Biden, or ANYONE else, besides Darth Cheney.I sincerely hope that Cheney never again becomes visible in American politics.

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    braindead Premium Member over 5 years ago

    Copyright is 2005.-Not that that matters, since Republicans/Fox “news” viewers continue to deny that Bush or Cheney ever did anything wrong, especially those things that have lasting consequences.

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    King_Shark  over 5 years ago

    Ather: like…unplugging the computer, for instance?

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    jpgillam  over 5 years ago

    briannomi, the cartoon lampoons policies based on hypothetical, “what if” scenarios that are highly unlikely, especially when such policies conflict with more common, everyday practicalities. For example, it’s good policy to disallow unauthorized people from controlling trolley cars, even though one could conceivably imagine a scenario when that rule would cause a problem.

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